The Wrath and The Dawn

Kathryn’s Pick: The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh The Wrath and The Dawn is a beautiful, twisted, and imaginative retelling of A Thousand and One Nights. Luckily, I was not familiar with the original story so I went into this with an unbiased mind and came out loving it! This novel is set…

Turtles All the Way Down

Cori’s Pick: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green I LOVED The Fault In Our Stars.  And when I say loved, I mean it moved me to tears.  I loved it so much I refused to watch the movie because I knew there was no way I could love the movie nearly as much…

Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-ever After

Sara’s Pick: Happiness : The Crooked Little Road to Semi-ever After by Heather Harpman  A New York couple who thought they couldn’t have children become pregnant. He doesn’t want children (although if he DID have a child, he’d want it to be with her). She moves back to California to be close to her mother…

Unplug

Jane’s Pick: Unplug by Suze Yalof Schwartz What a wonderful, no nonsense introduction to meditation. Unplug is easy to read and de-mystifies the act of meditating.  It also provides background on some of the physical and mental benefits that come with regular meditation (even as little as 5 minutes a day provides positive results).  The…

To SIRI With Love

Sara’s Pick: To SIRI With Love by Judith Newman The true story of a mother and her twin sons, Gus, who is autistic and Henry, who is not. Gus flaps when he is happy, knows all the timetables for the subway in New York, and doesn’t like vacations because he is homesick for all that…

Dead Woman Walking

Sara’s Pick: Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton Enjoying a hot-air balloon ride, the passengers are inadvertent witnesses to a murder. The murderer, realizing that at least one of them has seen his face, follows them, waiting for the balloon to crash so he can finish them all off. Unexpectedly there is one survivor. She…

Little Fires Everywhere

Cori’s Pick: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Little Fires Everywhere weaves an intricate story of two very different families while exploring the complexities of motherhood, adoption, surrogacy, privilege, and class. The Richardsons live a life that thrives on routine.  Where everything from their neighborhood to their daily schedules are meticulously planned.  So when Mia…

Unraveling Oliver

Sara’s Pick: Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent A celebrated author of children’s books flies into a rage after dinner on night and beats his illustrator-wife almost to death. In the aftermath, he and others in his life explain how he came to this point. There is plenty of tragedy to go around starting with his…

Megan Leavey

  Alberto’s Pick:  Megan Leavey directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite Stars: Kate Mara, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton Meagan Leavey is about a young  woman who has a deadbeat life, without any ambition. She decides to join the military, searching  for some kind of direction in her life. She mets a military combat dog named Rex and…

Emma in the Night

Sara’s Pick: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker Two sisters vanish one night leaving a car and shoes at the beach. Three years later, one of them returns. Held captive on an island off the coast of Maine and finally escaping, Cass is frantic to have help finding her sister. But forensic psychologist Dr….

Just One Damned Thing After Another

Sara’s Pick: Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research is a chaotic organization of historians, technicians, cooks, costumers, medics and other support personnel who send the historians back in time to observe and report back on historic events. The pods (don’t call them time machines) always smell…

Psychic Eye Mystery

Linda’s Pick: Psychic Eye Mystery Series by Victoria Laurie This is one of my favorite series. Each issue is a quick, easy read that keeps you riveted while being in awe of the main character’s psychic abilities. There are 16 books in the series with the 15th being published in July 2017. I’ve already recommended…